Through her permaculture studies Ellen gets involved in the Transition Towns movement since the early days and co-founded the Italian hub Transition Italia and 2 local initiatives. She delivers Transition Trainings since 2009, mainly in Italy but has co-facilitated also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. She’s active internationally and is serving on the board of the Transition Network. She’s a trainer of different facilitation techniques, Dragon Dreaming, The Work that Reconnects, permaculture and is particularly interested in inner and social aspects of change. Since 2014 she is developing a permacultural and holistic project called Eden Sangha (located in Piedmont), which is becoming a learning and retreat center, where she tries to put into practice and make actions of change and regeneration visible, integrating head, heart and hands.